When is it, where is it and how can you follow? All you need to know about the UEFA EURO 2024 final tournament draw.
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When is the EURO 2024 draw?
The UEFA EURO 2024 final tournament draw takes place on Saturday 2 December. The draw ceremony is due to begin at 18:00 CET.
Where is the EURO 2024 draw?
The draw takes place at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany. Hamburg is one of ten EURO 2024 host cities and will stage four group games and a quarter-final.
How do teams qualify for the EURO draw?
Tournament hosts Germany qualify automatically. By the time of the draw, there will be a further 20 teams – the top two in each of the ten European Qualifiers groups – assured of a finals place.
The final three berths will be determined via play-offs set to be played in March 2024. Twelve teams will contest the play-offs, based on their performance in the 2022/23 Nations League. There will be six semi-finals followed by three finals between 21 and 26 March 2024, with the three winning teams in those games completing the 24-team finals line-up.
How does the EURO 2024 draw work?
Teams will be allocated to one of four pots (1, 2, 3, 4) in advance of the draw, in accordance with their results in the qualifying group stage. Hosts Germany are seeded in Pot 1 but are not drawn as they are automatically allocated to Group A. The three eventual play-off winners are assigned to Pot 4.
A further six pots (A, B, C, D, E, F) are required to draw the respective team’s position in each group. Pots B-F contain four balls each to represent the positions available in each group (eg B1, B2, B3 and B4). Pot A contains only three balls for the positions A2, A3 and A4 in Group A, since Germany will occupy position A1.
How can I watch the EURO 2024 draw?
The draw will be streamed live on UEFA.com and the official UEFA EURO 2024 app. A full list of broadcasters will also follow in due course.
How does the final tournament work?
The format will be the same as for UEFA EURO 2020. The top two in each of the six final tournament groups will proceed to the round of 16 along with the four best third-placed finishers.
The tournament then enters into knockout football with a round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-final and final.